Via Newtype USA: Mahiro Maeda Interviewed (June 2003)

Maeda Mahiro discusses his work on The Second Renaissance portion of the Animatrix, which took a draw-first, write-later approach to creation. It also (weirdly) contains the other half of the director-CG guy conversation started by Hiroshi Shirai in the [inside] Gonzo article. Also has one of the better quotes I’ve read so far; “That’s all anime is – something you do to kill time when school sucks.” (Talking not about the viewers, but how animators get to drawing and how then-modern technology had made it easier to create things with that lackadaisical, bored-during-class feel.)

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